Phelps County News

Missouri S&T environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers

The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology decided to test a few common household materials – pillowcases, scarves, furnace filters – “out of curiosity.” His early results, which he shared on Twitter Thursday (April 2), have attracted the interest of do-it-yourselfers, fellow engineers and scientists, and the general public.

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at 1-44 Surplus Grocery

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department issued the following released this morning about a possible COVID-19 exposure in Phelps County:
Part of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, is informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. We were notified by an adjoining county of the following risk to our jurisdiction.

First COVID-19 case reported in Phelps County

    The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has received notification of its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Phelps County. The private lab test results came back as inconclusive (low-level positive), but is being handled by the health department as if positive.

Races development for commission, coroner offices as county candidate filing closes

Candidate filing for Phelps County offices closed on March 31, with nine candidates seeking two seats as county commissioners and two running for county coroner. Several other seats will be unopposed in the August primary election.